Flash card app launched in SA

Matrics can now access this powerful online tool to help them prepare for exams.

A Grade 11 Westerford High School learner Jacques Blom along with his classmate and business partner Sanjiv Ranchod have developed a new learning application for matrics known as Flippit.

This tool allows users to learn and be tested on Grade 12 material, by using digital flashcards in 14 different subjects. Students also have the option to compete against each other which makes this app especially interactive and appealing to a younger market.

What makes this educational product unique is it's alignment to the South African CAPS curriculum, ensuring that matriculants receive applicable content.

Educational publishers identified a dire need for relevant educational applications in SA and for this reason Flippit was designed.

Oxford University Press South Africa commissioned Blom to develop the study aid. The burgeoning entrepreneur was selected because of his strategic positioning as both developer and student.

Despite being only 17 years of age Blom has worked on a number of online projects. In 2012 he developed iStyla a profile theme changer for Facebook. His web and mobile app development company,React Technology, is managed in partnership with Sanjiv.

Blom has received national recognition by being listed among Mail & Guardian's top 200 Young South Africans for 2015.

The Flippit app is available for free on Google Play Store “for the class of 2015”, and is the app with the orange “f” icon.

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